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1970s Sitcom Queens Where Are They Now?


In the 1970s, they ruled TV, but what happened to your favorite funny gals afterward? GLOBE reveals who hit hard times, who’s still cashing in — and who needs your prayers. 

Valerie Harper, best known for playing Mary’s neighbor, Rhoda, and helming her own spin-off from 1974 to 1978 — is preparing for her own final curtain.

The 76-year-old actress, who has terminal brain cancer, sold off all her belongings in a shocking three-day estate sale in November 2015.

She has defied doctors, who gave her just three months to live when she was diagnosed in January 2013, but it “looks like time is running out,” shares a friend.

“She’s been getting her affairs in order. She finally made a will and planned her own funeral.”

Valerie — who wed Tony Cacciotti, 76, in 1987 and adopted daughter Cristina, then 4, the next year — is prepared to die.

“I’m ready to go,” she says. “I’m not scared of death.”

To read up on the rest of the Sitcom Queens, pick up the latest issue of GLOBE — on newsstands now!

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